Stories of Hope

Method Matters-Benefits of the ECI Model

Ethan Hepworth Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) believes you are the expert about your child and have the most impact on your child’s development. This means the way ECI delivers services may be different from other medical service providers.
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Finding Her Voice

Olivia Garcia Easterseals ECI helps little girl find her voice. In the process, mother-daughter bond grows even stronger.
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Take a Step in Making a Difference in Your Community

Walk With Me group Easterseals Walk With Me is an event to raise awareness and support for families living with disabilities! Join hundreds of passionate people in your community for a day full of entertainment, fun and, of course, our signature walk! Every walk event is different -- your walk could be at a local school or at the aquarium. But every walk is a lifeline of funds that enables your local Easterseals to continue providing vital services and support to people with disabilities and their families.
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Our Miltary & Veterans Services

Service member and significant other embracing As the largest provider of disability-related services, Easterseals offers military and veterans systems of care with viable options to support and augment current reintegration efforts.
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Our Autism Services

boy on swing Easterseals programs across the country provide a wide variety of interventions that help individuals of all abilities, including those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Easterseals currently has a combination of services specifically targeting individuals with the diagnosis of ASD as well as other services that include individuals with ASD among their service recipients.
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Is Your Child Under Age 5? Take the Developmental Milestones Screening

mom huggin two sons with text is your child developing on time? Children develop skills, or "milestones," at their own pace. How is your child or grandchild doing? You only need 10-20 minutes to check with the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® online screening. Your results will help you see if your child's developmental progress is on time and alert you to any concerns that you can talk over with your health care provider.
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Act of Kindness Leads to Inspiring Reunion

Learn more about this inspiring reunion Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. Kimberly Mitchell was reunited with the former Vietnamese Marine 2nd Lt. who rescued her from the Vietnam streets 40 years ago. Mitchell now serves by helping veterans and military families in her role as president of Dixon Center at Easterseals.
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A charitable gift annuity benefits Easterseals and its donor

Alice Meppen smiling Alice Meppen is delighted. She wanted to give back somehow to Easterseals so that future generations of children and adults with disabilities could have similar opportunities. She recently increased her retirement income, while at the same time making a significant gift to Easterseals as a way to say "thank you" for help her granddaughter received.
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A 'One-of-a-Kind Kid'

Auburn Smith Easterseals 2013 Youth Representative Auburn Smith is a nationally-ranked tennis player and aspiring musician who loves to travel. This active high school sophomore doesn’t let a disability get in her way.
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